Feng Xiaogang’s ‘If You Are the One 3’ Picked up by Fortissimo Ahead of China Release

Feng Xiaogang’s ‘If You Are the One 3’ Picked up by Fortissimo Ahead of China Release

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China and Netherlands-based Fortissimo Films has picked up international sales rights to anticipated Chinese blockbuster movie “If You Are the One 3.”

To be released on Dec. 30 in China, the picture is directed by Feng Xiaogang as the second sequel in his anti-romance comedy franchise, about a rich businessman and an air stewardess, which kicked off in 2008 and earned a follow-up in 2010. The new picture reunites the key cast Ge You and Shu Qi, as well as Fan Wei (“One Second”), Yao Chen (“Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back”) and Guan Xiaotong (“Shadow”).

Set in 2031, the new film tells the story of Qin (Ge) retiring alone on a small island, as his wife Xiaoxiao (Shu) is away all year long. Fan (Fan), Qin’s friend, designs an android identical to Xiaoxiao to keep Qin company. Spending time with the android and old friends, Qin reflects on loneliness and companionship, until the day the real Xiaoxiao returns and the three of them get to live together. 

Production is by the Huayi Bros. studio, which is also set as distributor in China. Fortissimo has rights worldwide except Hong Kong/Macau, North America and Oceania.

For decades, Feng has consistently been one of China’s most successful mainstream directors, with his “A World Without Thieves” in 2004 winning the best adapted screenplay at the Golden Horse Film Awards, “Aftershock” representing China at the Oscars and Fan Bingbing-starring “I Am Not Madame Bovary” in 2016 winning the best film award at the San Sebastian festival.

In recent years, Fortissimo has handled several mainland Chinese films including this year’s animated hit “Deep Sea.” Others included “The Yin-Yang Master” and Larry Yang’s “Mountain Cry.”

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